It’s been a while (in fact: it’s been to long) since I’ve last posted a blog entry. The reason for this was that I’ve been working as a team-lead the last couple of months. Therefore I was more ‘occupied’ with leading a team, then I was with inventing/discovering great BI 7.0 solutions….
But as I’m back in the saddle, I’m proudly presenting my first 2010 blog entry:

Within the DTP-extraction tab, you’re able to set a filter to control the data you’re going to extract:

The standard coding which will be displayed will be something like this:

read table l_t_range with key fieldname = ‘ ‘.
l_idx = sy-tabix.
if l_idx <> 0.
&nbsp&nbsp modify l_t_range index l_idx.
&nbsp&nbsp append l_t_range.

Please be aware that, if l_idx = 0 and thus no entry is found in table l_t_range, you also have to fill in the fieldname

Eg. Usually, for filling a range, the following code is entered:
&nbsp&nbsp l_t_range-sign = ‘I’.
&nbsp&nbsp l_t_range-option = ‘EQ’.
&nbsp&nbsp l_t_range-low = ‘something’
This coding is sufficient when the read statement (read table l_t_range with key fieldname = ‘whatever’) finds an entry in table l_t_range…and thus l_idx <> 0.

When no entry is found (and thus l_idx = 0) you also have to add the following line to the code
&nbsp&nbsp l_t_range-fieldname = ‘FIELDNAME’.
otherwise filling the range has no added value…as the system does not know for which field the range should be filled….